CCRL Appears Before Ontario Provincial Parliamentary Committee in Support of Conscience Rights of Healthcare Professionals Refusing to Participate in Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia

Posted April 4, 2017 7:01 pm by CCRL

TORONTO, ON March 30, 2017 – CCRL president Phil Horgan, executive director Christian Elia, along with Toronto-based barrister and solicitor and CCRL member Catherine Pawluch appeared before a legislative committee to speak against the infringement of freedom of religion and conscience of healthcare workers caused by the implementation of assisted suicide and euthanasia and the requirement for doctors to make an “effective referral” to another physician when refusing to be complicit in killing a patient.
Bill 84, “An Act to amend various Acts with respect to medical assistance in dying” is Ontario’s framework for implementing assisted suicide and euthanasia. On March 23,

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